Hey Hey! The Monkees will hit Ruth Eckerd Hall in May for 50th Anniversary Tour
The '60s TV band that somehow became a real band, the Monkees, is hitting the road once more to celebrate a new album and 50 years of faking it until they made it.
It will be their second outing since the passing of vocalist and dreamboat Davy Jones. Original member Mike Nesmith toured with the group following Jones' passing, but won't be on the road this go round, according to Rolling Stone.
"Mike has a lot of other arrows in his quiver," singer/guitarist Mickey Dolenz told Rolling Stone. "For starters, he runs a big business. He's also writing a book, which was the specific reason he gave me for not wanting to leave town again for any particular length of time."
So just Dolenz, who also talked to the magazine about the new album Good Times, and Peter Tork will be on the 30-city tour, which Rolling Stone reports hits "Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall" (actually in Clearwater) on May 20. Ruth Eckerd hasn't announced the show yet, so we've got no details on ticket prices or on-sale dates. We'll keep you posted.
The Monkees' 45th anniversary tour with Dolenz, Tork and Jones came to Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2011.